Rolling Obituary Thread: 2021

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Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:48 (one year ago) link

That'll be Mark Eden, fact fans..

Mark G, Friday, 1 January 2021 14:49 (one year ago) link

Joan Micklin Silver, though I guess this really belongs in the 2020 thread

MrDasher, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:32 (one year ago) link

I've never seen Hester Street, but I like Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter--or at least I did, when I last saw it ~35 years ago--and Crossing Delancey.

clemenza, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:36 (one year ago) link

RIP! One of the few female filmmakers of her generation who was able to work regularly and has a decent sized body of work.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 January 2021 02:14 (one year ago) link

I really enjoyed Between The Lines and Crossing Delancey when I saw them last year

Change Display Name: (stevie), Saturday, 2 January 2021 08:54 (one year ago) link

These things come and go, but you can get Between the Lines on YouTube right now. When I saw it a few years ago, I quoted a line that kills me on the Jeff Goldblum thread. He's holding court for some would-be rock critics--he teaches a seminar or something--who are conspicuously all female and furiously taking notes:

"They say that rock is here to stay, you've heard them say that rock is here to stay...They never say where. Certainly not at my house--I don't have the room."

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:18 (one year ago) link

See the Bob Pollard thread to find out where rock wound up staying.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:35 (one year ago) link

Sad news about Steve Brown, producer of Wham!, The Cult, ABC and Manic Street Preachers among many others. Young Guns (Go For It), She Sells Sanctuary, Tears Are Not Enough (original) and Motorcycle Emptiness: that's a hell of a CV in just four songs.

— Simon Price (@simon_price01) January 2, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:43 (one year ago) link

Paul Westphal:

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:54 (one year ago) link

Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:20 (one year ago) link

Life doesn't go on day after day

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:54 (one year ago) link

RIP. Now have “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and “The Silent Boatman” on mash-up rotation in my head.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:01 (one year ago) link

Former is an all-time mood

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:01 (one year ago) link

Have a great Goodison derby programme (somewhere) from April '78 with a celebrity fan feature: Marsden representing the Reds, and Leonard Rossiter the Blues. I don't remember anything about the Gerry P interview but Leonard R was insightful on Tommy Lawton and wasteful corner techniques. Rigsby 0-1 Pacemaker (David Johnson) on that evening, mind.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:19 (one year ago) link

rip Gerry, such a beautiful singer

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:01 (one year ago) link

Tanya Roberts, who co-starred on That ’70s Show and Charlie’s Angels, passed away Sunday. She was 65.

Roberts reportedly collapsed at home following a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve, a rep for Roberts told TMZ. She was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, but never recovered. The official cause of death is currently unknown.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:35 (one year ago) link

rip midge

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:52 (one year ago) link

Chase no face, the faceless cat, died yesterday.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 January 2021 05:39 (one year ago) link

Barbara Shelley, actress with over 100 roles in TV and film on both sides of the Atlantic. Many Hammer roles including the female lead in the big screen Quatermass and the Pit.


Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (one year ago) link

Barbara Shelley has died. She matched Christopher Lee's Dracula and Rasputin for blazing bravura. She became the cat girl and the Gorgon; fought the mad medicos of Wolfit and Cushing; inhabited a village of the damned and channelled the Martians. Our greatest horror actress.

— James Swanton (@jamescswanton) January 4, 2021

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (one year ago) link

RIP Barbara Shelley. Very few classic Hammer film actors still around now.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 January 2021 10:58 (one year ago) link

Alexi Laiho, guitarist for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. He was 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:38 (one year ago) link

RIP Barbara, another one from last year's 'the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive' thread.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:33 (one year ago) link

Chicago-based musician (probably best known as drummer for Running) Alejandro Morales.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:31 (one year ago) link

Alexi Laiho

man. Alexi Laiho, guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom has passed away. Alexi was an incredible musician, one of the best guitar players of all time, a pioneer in melodic death metal innovating with an inescapable sound. truly a metal legend. RIP, Bodom will live forever

— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 18:58 (one year ago) link

OK let's row it back on the Tanya Roberts news

meanwhile back at the song (Matt #2), Monday, 4 January 2021 22:31 (one year ago) link

That story is mindboggling.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:35 (one year ago) link

looks like people are disputing the legitimacy of the certification of the outcome of her life

Next up: Tiffany Dover

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:59 (one year ago) link

questions for the husband, who seems to have told literally everyone they knew that she was dead

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:03 (one year ago) link

and i guess the doctors too

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:04 (one year ago) link

Conservationist George Whitmore, on 1st team to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan, dies of COVID-19 at 89.

nickn, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:31 (one year ago) link

Undead Pool 2021

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (one year ago) link

Fair ridiculous age to be climbing mountains to be honest xxp

nob lacks, noirish (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:17 (one year ago) link

I'm sad Tanya Roberts has actually died now. She would have been an amazing interview subject.

Alba, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:51 (one year ago) link

Colin Bell aka ‘Nijinsky’.

It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.

🔷 #ManCity |

— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 5, 2021

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:55 (one year ago) link

Albert Roux, the more unassuming of the Roux brothers (and the one that didn't have an absolute bellend for a son).

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:02 (one year ago) link

I think he actually did? In that Michel Roux Jr. is his son, not his brother Michel's.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:53 (one year ago) link

Oh well there you go.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:55 (one year ago) link

Pierre Chappuis, Swiss poet and critic, 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 13:56 (one year ago) link

remember when Man City had an online vote for whom to name a stand after and everyone voted for Colin Bell so it could be hilariously called "The Bell End".

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:00 (one year ago) link

tbf he actually was one of their best ever players - pre-Sheikh Mansour. Him and Shaun Goater.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:13 (one year ago) link

I've no doubt Man City fans consider him a ledge. But fans of other clubs thought it was a bit of a wheeze at the time, but it was a fail because as far as I know nobody calls it the bell end!

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:24 (one year ago) link

Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (one year ago) link

(xp) Sadly, the Dickov Stand never happened.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (one year ago) link

Alan Igbon (Loggo in Boys From The Black Stuff), aged 68. Apparently in early December.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:47 (one year ago) link

also in GBH: "shall I twat him, boss?"

RIP, he had only had 20 years on me.

calzino, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (one year ago) link

Evolutionary biologist, chronicler of complex animal social behavior, and champion of biodiversity E.O. Wilson.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 27 December 2021 12:07 (eleven months ago) link

Re Jean-Marc Vallèe: Don't know if I've liked anything the past three or four years as much as Big Little Lies, first season especially. (Also, a little less so, Sharp Objects).

clemenza, Monday, 27 December 2021 19:21 (eleven months ago) link

yeah otm

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 27 December 2021 19:24 (eleven months ago) link

Apparently Andrew Vachss has passed:

Gutted to learn of Andrew Vachss’s passing. In 2010 I interviewed him. In the first 5 minutes I thought he was going to hang up on me. We talked for more than an hour and he said one of the most goddamn important things I’ve ever heard as a writer starting out. Sharing it here.

— Rob Hart (@robwhart) December 28, 2021

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 06:45 (eleven months ago) link

Wow, good quote. RIP.

Heatmiserlou (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:56 (eleven months ago) link

I've only read two or three of his books but always meant to read more.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:58 (eleven months ago) link

Grichka (of the Bogdanoff twins, french science fiction/pseudoscience broadcasters/nerds) died of Covid :

StanM, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 16:37 (eleven months ago) link

RIP Andrew Vachss. Years and years ago, I went to a James Ellroy signing for the UK launch of LA Confidential, at the specialist crime bookshop Murder One. It was, slightly bizarrely, a joint signing with Ruth Rendell who, outshouted and outraged by a VERY full-on Ellroy, quickly stopped signing and left. After queuing for a while I got to Ellroy, and he asked me my name for the dedication. When I said 'Andrew' (cos that's my name) he immediately roared back, "WHERE'S THE EYEPATCH?"

His dedication? 'To Andrew - blood rage in a poodle's cage'.

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 17:43 (eleven months ago) link

Okay that's an anecdote for the ages.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 17:51 (eleven months ago) link

April Ashley, trans pioneer.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 18:00 (eleven months ago) link

i will never forgive vallèe for making dallas buyers club and also i found his aesthetic generally repellant but it sucks he died so young

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 19:19 (eleven months ago) link

Never saw Dallas Buyers Club, or any of his TV work, but I do remember liking his French Canadian gay teen Jesus flick, C.R.A.Z.Y..

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 19:23 (eleven months ago) link

J.D. Crowe, a master banjo player and bandleader who expanded the sound of bluegrass while attracting some of the genre’s most prodigiously gifted musicians into his groups, has died at 84.

— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) December 28, 2021

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 19:49 (eleven months ago) link

John Madden

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:18 (eleven months ago) link

I’m sure every year is full of notable losses, but, man.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:21 (eleven months ago) link

NFL legend John Madden died unexpected this morning. He was 85.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:21 (eleven months ago) link


Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:22 (eleven months ago) link

cris collinsworth must eat six turkey legs on air during the playoffs to honor the king

— kilgore trout, tucker carlson’s mailman (@KT_So_It_Goes) December 29, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:31 (eleven months ago) link

Super Sky Point to the legendary John Madden. The GOAT color man in NFL history and the all-time highest winning percentage among head coaches with 100+ career wins. A larger than life figure. Heaven just added one sweet bastard. #RIP

— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) December 29, 2021

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:33 (eleven months ago) link

aw man. I still love his HOF induction speech in 2006, kinda embodies how I think of him in general

“Here is the deal: I think over in the Hall of Fame, that during the day, the people go through, they look at everything. At night, there's a time when they all leave. All the fans and all the visitors leave the Hall of Fame. Then there's just the workers. Then the workers start to leave. It gets down to there's just one person. That person turns out the light, locks the door.
I believe that the busts talk to each other. I can't wait for that conversation, I really can't. Vince Lombardi, … Reggie (White), Walter Payton, all my ex-players. We'll be there forever and ever and ever talking about whatever. That's what I believe. That's what I think is going to happen, and no one's ever going to talk me out of that.”

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:45 (eleven months ago) link

John Madden, the G.O.A.T.

— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 29, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:05 (eleven months ago) link

Harry Reid too

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:09 (eleven months ago) link

loool <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:11 (eleven months ago) link

In honor of the late John Madden, my favorite Madden call of an Eagles game, where he DESTROYS Barry Switzer for the famed 4th and 1 call.

“Yeah, they deserve to lose!”

The Dumbest Decision in NFL History (ft. Barry Switzer) via @YouTube

— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) December 29, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:21 (eleven months ago) link

Harry Reid

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:34 (eleven months ago) link

My favorite story about Reid is of course when as gaming commissioner he worked with the FBI on a sting operation. He simply had to discuss the bribe. He instead leapt at this suspect and choked him, screaming "You tried to bribe me, you son of a bitch!"

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) December 29, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 01:48 (eleven months ago) link

Imagine how much worse off our judiciary would be if Harry Reid hadn’t used the nuclear option for presidential appointments in 2013. Trump would’ve effectively gotten to appoint eight years worth of judges.

— Noah (@NoahJAguirre) December 29, 2021

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 02:15 (eleven months ago) link

I didn't see a post about Caroline Peyton, the great singer whose '70s albums Mock Up and Intuition gained a new audience when Numero Group reissued them in 2009. She died in Nashville on August 11. A fabulous singer indeed. I wrote this about her a few months ago.

Edd Hurt (whatstalker), Thursday, 30 December 2021 21:31 (eleven months ago) link

Beatles’ Movies Producer Denis O’Dell Dies at 98

— Variety (@Variety) December 31, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Friday, 31 December 2021 18:04 (eleven months ago) link

Sally Ann Howes, "Truly Scrumptious", 91

Man, this thread moves fast! Just noticed this. RIP.

Me IRL, U URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 31 December 2021 18:10 (eleven months ago) link

Well fuck this

Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has passed away at 99, @TMZ reports.

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 31, 2021

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 December 2021 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

Just saw someone tweet about this and assumed it was a joke despite the obvious. What a great life though.

mardheamac (gyac), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

This was unfortunate though

My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me! The new issue of @people is available on newsstands nationwide tomorrow.

— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021

mardheamac (gyac), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:19 (eleven months ago) link

fuck. RIP

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:27 (eleven months ago) link

Not a hoax: @people has an obit with a statement from Betty White's agent.

— John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) December 31, 2021

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 December 2021 19:33 (eleven months ago) link

Damn!!! So close!!!

frogbs, Friday, 31 December 2021 19:35 (eleven months ago) link

The answer we have received to the age-old “Who First: Betty White or Henry Kissinger?” question has conclusively proved that we live in hell.

— Fibromarxalgia ☭ (@comedyunism) December 31, 2021

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 December 2021 19:46 (eleven months ago) link

Jesus, I remember the announcement of her turning 100 and I thought it already happened, not that it was around the corner. that's so cruel :(

Rest in peace Betty

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Friday, 31 December 2021 19:59 (eleven months ago) link

Betty White RIP

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Friday, 31 December 2021 20:00 (eleven months ago) link

;_; RIP Betty

I Can't See Gervais In My Mind (Tom D.), Friday, 31 December 2021 20:11 (eleven months ago) link

Denis O’Dell’s nephew Dick managed the Slits and The Pop Group, amongst many.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Friday, 31 December 2021 23:16 (eleven months ago) link

Gosh - I never realised the connection. I met him (Dick) at a very good event on the history of pirate radio in London in a library in Ladbrook Grove a few years ago.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 31 December 2021 23:29 (eleven months ago) link

Most known for the essential Y Records. The I’m post punk funk cousin label of New York’s 99.

dan selzer, Saturday, 1 January 2022 00:33 (eleven months ago) link

Also made a fortune from Pigbag. He’s an old friend of mine and was just discussing Denis on FB in the wake of Get Back a few weeks ago.

the thin blue lying (suzy), Saturday, 1 January 2022 00:53 (eleven months ago) link

Sandra Jaffe at 83 ( and her husband who died in 1987), took over Preservation Hall in New Orleans in 1961 and had jazz bands there ever since. The Hall was integrated under their management at a time when New Orleans was segregated.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 1 January 2022 19:33 (eleven months ago) link

Peter Bogdanovich

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:07 (eleven months ago) link

he died in 2022

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

Rolling Obituary Thread 2022

Alba, Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:30 (eleven months ago) link

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